Oliver Chris, Jemima Rooper & More Join James Corden in Broadway's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS this Spring!
Bob Boyett has announced the full Broadway cast for The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. Previews begin on April 6 and the official opening is April 18, 2012 at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.
James Corden stars as "Francis Henshall" in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS with Oliver Chris as "Stanley Stubbers", Jemima Rooper as "Rachel Crabbe", Tom Edden as "Alfie", Martyn Ellis as "Harry Dangle", Trevor Laird as "Lloyd Boateng", Claire Lams as "Pauline Clench", Fred Ridgeway as "Charlie Clench", Daniel Rigby as "Alan Dangle", Suzie Toase as "Dolly". The company will also include Brian Gonzales, Eli James, Ben Livingston, Sarah Manton, Stephen Pilkington, David Ryan Smith, Natalie Smith.
UK critics have called ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS 'one of the funniest productions in the National's history' (The Guardian), 'deliriously daft and diabolically joke stuffed entertainment' (The Independent), 'pure comic bliss.' (Evening Standard) and 'James Corden gives a comic tour de force, the like of which hasn't been seen in London for years.' (Daily Mail).
James Corden is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. Oliver Chris, Jemima Rooper, Tom Edden, Martyn Ellis, Trevor Laird, Claire Lams, Fred Ridgeway, Daniel Rigby and Suzie Toase are appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producer gratefully acknowledges Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production. In ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Corden stars as "Francis Henshall" ("ONE MAN"). Always-famished and easily-confused, Henshall agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding ("TWO GUVNORS"), both of whom are linked in a tangled web of schemes and romantic associations... none of which Francis can keep straight. So he has to do everything in his power to keep his two guvnors from meeting while trying to eat anything in sight along the way. Simple. Falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fabulous on-stage band are just some of what awaits at the most "deliriously funny" (The Daily Telegraph) new play to cross the pond in decades.
The Broadway production follows a sold-out run that opened at The National Theatre in May; a UK tour; and, a sold out run in London's West End that began in fall 2011. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS recently won the Evening Standard and the London Critics Circle Awards.
TICKETS & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com. Ticket prices range from $26.50-126.50.
Beginning April 6, the performance schedule will be Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturdays at 2pm and Sunday at 3PM. Beginning April 24, the performance schedule will be Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturdays at 2pm and Sunday at 3PM.
For more information, visit www.onemantwoguvnorsbroadway.com.
James Corden (Francis Henshall). James Corden's work in theatre includes originating the role of 'Francis Henshall' in One Man, Two Guvnors at The National Theatre, The History Boys at The National Theatre, Broadway and international tour; A Respectable Wedding at the Young Vic; and Martin Guerre in the West End. TV includes The Brit Awards 2009 and 2011, A League of Their Own, James Corden's World Cup Live, Gavin and Stacey (BAFTA Award for Comedy Performance and British Comedy Award for Best Newcomer), Horne and Corden, Little Britain, Fat Friends, Cruise of the Gods, Dalziel and Pascoe, Judge John Deed, Jack and the Beanstalk, Teachers, Hollyoaks, Boyz Limited and The Vicar of Dibley. Films include 3 Musketeers, Gulliver's Travels, Lesbian Vampire Killers, Telstar, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Where Have I Been All Your Life, Pierrepoint, Starter for Ten, The History Boys, Heartlands, All or Nothing, Whatever Happened to Harold Smith and Twentyfourseven. He is co-creator and co-writer of Gavin and Stacey (BAFTA Award for Television Programme of the Year, British Comedy Award for Best New Scripted Comedy. Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, South Bank Show Award for Comedy, Tric Award for Best Comedy, National Television Award 2010 for Best Comedy) and Horne and Corden; he is also co-creator and co-writer of the forthcoming BBC series The Wrong Man.
Oliver Chris (Stanley Stubbers). Trained at Central. Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (original cast), Season's Greetings (National Theatre); Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rose, Kingston); Rain Man (tour); The Taming of the Shrew (Wilton's Music Hall); Cyrano (Royal Exchange, Manchester); and The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Northampton). TV: "Silent Witness," "FM," "Nathan Barley," "According to Bex," "Sweet Medicine," "Green Wing," "Shelley," "The Real Jane Austen," "Casualty," "Rescue Me," "The Office," "Lorna Doone," "Bonkers," "The IT Crowd," "Tripping Over" and "Sharpe's Challenge." Film: Huge, Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Gathering. Radio includes She and Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off. Audio books: Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon.
Jemima Rooper (Rachel Crabbe). Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (original cast), The Power of Yes and Her Naked Skin (National Theatre); Me and My Girl (Sheffield Crucible); The Great Game (Tricycle); A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic); Us and Them (Hampstead); Where Do We Live (Royal Court); Oscar (King's Head); and All My Sons (West End). TV: "Frankenstein's Wedding," "Reunited," "A Bouquet of Barbed Wire," "Poirot: The Third Girl," "Lost in Austen," "Life Line," "Time of Your Life," "Random Quest," "Perfect Days," "Sinchronicity," "Sugar Rush," "Silent Witness," "The Brief," "Hex," "Midsomer Murders," "As If," "Love in a Cold Climate," "Urban Gothic," "The Railway Children," "Heatwave," "Lifeforce," "Summer in the Suburbs," "Wives and Daughters," "The Passion," "Junk," "Animal Ark" and "The Famous Five." Film: Kinky Boots, A Sound of Thunder, Snapshots, Owd Bob, Black Dahlia, and The Higher Mortals. Radio includes The Dark Side, The Charles Paris Mysteries: Murder Unprompted, A Touch of Mistletoe and Mansfield Park.
Tom Edden (Alfie). Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (original cast), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); 101 Dalmatians, Hamlet, Summer Lightning, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Betrayal and Nanna's Nightingale (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Arabian Nights (Creation); The Picture of DorIan Grey and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Big Telly); Cinderella (Salisbury Playhouse); The Timekeepers and The Coming of Gowf (Old Red Lion); and The Importance of Being Earnest (Tour de Force). TV: "Doctor Who," "Stuart: A Life Backwards" and "Spartans." Film: Wolfman.
Martyn Ellis (Harry Dangle). Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (original cast), West End: Paul McCartney in Lennon, Les Miserables, The Lion King (original cast), The 39 Steps, and Guys and Dolls (Theatregoers Choice Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor in a Musical). Other theatre: Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory); Alice in Wonderland (RSC); Grand Hotel (Donmar); A Chorus of Disapproval (Bristol Old Vic); Just So (Tricycle); Follow My Leader (Hampstead Theatre); and Boys from Syracuse (Sheffield Crucible). TV: "The Tudors," "Doctors," "The Sarah Jane Adventures," "Mayo," "William and Mary," "Joking Apart," "Hope It Rains," "Lifeboat," "Doctors and Nurses," "Without Motive," "Kavanagh QC," "Class Act," "In 2 Minds," "Happy Families," "Rockliffe's Babies" and as Friar Tuck in over 50 episodes of "The New Adventures of Robin Hood." Film: Agent Cody Banks – Lost in London, A Christmas Carol, Jackboots on Whitehall and Devil's Bridge. His voice has featured in Fun with Claude for Disney, The Bobinogs (Bafta award winner) and many audio books including Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd and recently the Horus Heresy series. In 2006 he performed 'Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat' from Guys and Dolls at the Royal Variety Performance. He has also shared the stage with The Clash, Deep Purple, Meatloaf, Status Quo, Squeeze and Lonnie Donnegan, in various bands and backing bands over the years.